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Archbishop Demetrios Visits with Campers at Archdiocese D.A.D. Camp Saint Paul
On Thursday July 17, Archbishop Demetrios of America visited Camp Saint Paul, the Direct Archdiocesan District’s youth camp in the scenic Berkshire Hills of Connecticut near the town of Litchfield.
Bishop Philotheos of Meloa Elevated to Metropolitan
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the elevation of Bishop Philotheos of Meloa to the rank of Metropolitan of Meloa, according to an official announcement of July 9, from the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Δημήτριος χαιρετίζει το κλίμα σύμπνοιας μετά το Δημοψήφισμα και την σύσκεψη των Πολιτικών αρχηγών της Ελλάδος
Όπως ανεφέρετο σε προχθεσινή ανακοίνωση Τύπου της Ιεράς Αρχιεπισκοπής, ο Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής κ. Δημήτριος, στη συνομιλία του με τον Πρόεδρο της Ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας κ. Προκόπη Παυλόπουλο, στις 1 και 2 Ιουλίου, είχε διατυπώσει την παράκληση για την διαφύλαξη της ομοψυχίας και συμπορείας όλων των πολιτικών πλευρών της Ελλάδος στην προσπάθεια υπερνικήσεως της κρίσεως που αντιμετωπίζει η Γενέτειρα.
Assembly of Bishops Issues Release in Response to Supreme Court decision
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, responding to the Supreme Court decision of June 26, Obergefell v. Hodges issued today the following release:
Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Δημήτριος εκφράζει την αγωνία του στον Πρόεδρο Ομπάμα και στον Πρόεδρο της Ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας Προκόπη Παυλόπουλο
Ο Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής κ. Δημήτριος απηύθυνε σήμερα επιστολή προς τον Πρόεδρο των Η.Π.Α κ. Barack Obama, διά της οποίας τον ευχαριστεί για την έως τώρα συμπαράσταση προς την Ελλάδα κατά την περίοδο της οικονομικής κρίσεως και τον καλεί να συνεχίσει και να εντείνει τις ευγενείς προσπάθειες του προς όλες τις πλευρές, για την υπέρβαση της κρίσεως και την επίτευξη συμφωνίας.
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Independence Day - July 4, 2015
The annual celebration of Independence Day in this country is an opportunity for all to reflect on the value of freedom, its role in the history of the United States of America, and the opportunities it provides for relationships, life, and well-being. The value and priority of freedom is evident in the history of this country, both through the struggles to achieve it for all persons as well as in the great accomplishments and progress that have been made in terms of the freedom to think, speak, move, invent, and succeed.
Archbishop Demetrios Attends Funeral of South Carolina Slain Pastor Rev. Clementa Pinckney
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, attended today, Jun. 26, 2015, the funeral service for South Carolina State Sen. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was slain last Wednesday with eight others inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
Ionian Village Celebrates 45 Years of Youth Ministry
On June 23, Ionian Village, the international summer camping ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, began its celebratory 45th Anniversary Summer. Founded in the 1960’s through the vision of the late Archbishop Iakovos, Ionian Village first summer of camping ministry was in 1970 under the leadership and dedication of Father George Poulos. Over the following 44 years, Ionian Village has welcomed over 17,000 alumni through its gates with one simple goal: to provide its campers and staff with a life-transforming experience by bringing them closer to our Orthodox faith and exploring our rich Hellenic culture and history.
Archbishop Demetrios to Attend Funeral of South Carolina Slain Pastor
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, will travel to Charleston, S.C. tomorrow Friday Jun. 26, 2015, to attend the funeral of State Sen. Rev. Clementa Pinckney who was among the nine victims killed by a gunman last Wednesday inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Condemns Shooting at Historic Charleston, S.C. Church
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, very saddened by the news of the senseless and tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church expressed on behalf of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America “deep sorrow, sympathy and prayers for the victims, their families and their community.”
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's Response to Pope Francis' Climate Encyclical
TIME magazine website published today an exclusive article outlining the response of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Climate Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis Laudato Si’, presented this morning at the Vatican.
A presentation by Metropolitan John of Pergamon on the Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical
I should like to begin by expressing my deep gratitude for the honour to be invited to take part in this event of launching the new Encyclical of His Holiness Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’. I am also honoured by the fact that His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has asked me to convey to you his personal joy and satisfaction for the issuing of the Encyclical.
Archdiocesan Council Spring Meeting Convened in San Fransisco
The Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America convened for its regular spring meeting May 28-29 in San Fransisco under the chairmanship of Archbishop Demetrios of America.
Archdiocese Announces the Falling Asleep in the Lord of His Grace Bishop Anthimos of Olympos
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America announced today with great sadness, during the meetings of the Archdiocesan Council, the falling asleep in the Lord of His Grace Bishop Anthimos of Olympos, age 80, in his residence in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Following the announcement the Archbishop offered a trisagion memorial service, in the Archdiocesan Council meeting room.
Archbishop Demetrios Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Initiative for Equal Opportunity in Education
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America endorses and applauds the efforts of Governor Andrew Cuomo in introducing the Parental Choice in Education Act.